MLB 11’s New Pure Analog Hitting System


This will be the last MLB entry, as this Tuesday, we will finally have it in our hands.
Ramone Russell // Community Manager, SCEA San Diego Studios stopped by the official Sony Blog and dropped a video, and some last minute info on the new hitting system.

To use the new Pure Analog Hitting system, simply pull back on the R-stick to stride and push forward in the direction of the incoming pitch to drive through the ball. Be sure to time your stride just as the pitcher releases the ball, a poorly timed stride will result in a less powerful swing. Don’t try to hold your stride back just waiting for the pitch — you’ll lose power! Time it like a real swing and begin your stride as the pitcher’s getting ready to deliver.

With a little practice, you’ll be piling up the RBIs in no time! And don’t forget, there’s only a few days left to pre-order MLB 11 The Show on PlayStation 3 for a FREE 30 day trial of Premium MLB.TV.

Welcome to The Show!

That is it for the MLB videos. Hopefully I have sold you on what appears to be the sports game of the year.

Source:PSBlog


Written by: Jason - News Contributor


  1. #1 by Jay on March 6th, 2011 [ 83111 Points ]

    Looks like it gives you quite a bit of control, but it’s definitely gotta take a while to master. I usually rent these games, as I am not a big sports fan, but it is nice to see these guys improving on this franchise every year better than any developer ever has for a sports title

  2. #2 by Beastxjason on March 6th, 2011 [ 27494 Points ]

    Yes. Even throwing to base’s is a challenge. It is worth a purchase as I don’t think you’d be owning in a 7 day rental

  3. #3 by Jay on March 6th, 2011 [ 83111 Points ]

    I rent via gamefly lol

  4. #4 by MAINEiac4434 on March 6th, 2011 [ 3494 Points ]

    I’ll stick to the classic hitting and pitching thankyouverymuch.

    One of the reasons why I hated 2K is because of the pitching and hitting systems. I despised those. I play sports games to be the GM, to make the trades, to sign the free agents. I actually don’t really play sports games to actually play as the players (except for NHL. I’m utterly addicted to the gameplay). When I do actually play the sport, I always choose the simplest way to play the sport.

    If anything, this just makes me want to void off buying it until I win the Stanley Cup with my NHL megateam and wait until LA Noire comes out. By then, the price should’ve gone down to about $20. Then it’ll be worth it. At least for me.

  5. #5 by MAINEiac4434 on March 6th, 2011 [ 3494 Points ]

    Not a fan of more “realistic” analog-based controls for sports games. I’ll stick to classic controls, thankyouverymuch.

  6. #6 by Beastxjason on March 6th, 2011 [ 27494 Points ]

    MLB allows you to use any control you feel like. Analogue is simply there as an option. I feel it is very hard and will make the game feel more like a simulator.

  7. #7 by MAINEiac4434 on March 7th, 2011 [ 3494 Points ]

    Beastxjason: MLB allows you to use any control you feel like. Analogue is simply there as an option. I feel it is very hard and will make the game feel more like a simulator.  

    I knew that, ever since MLB had their new baserunning scheme was initiated a few years ago. Sorry about the double comment. I was on a laggy browser, and I thought the first one didn’t go through.


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